Monday, 4 April 2016

TCN explains why Mega Watt crashed to zero on Thursday.

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The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), yesterday, explained that the nationwide total system collapse experienced at 12:35pm on Thursday, was caused by the tripping of Osogbo/Ihovbor and Ihovbor/Benin 330kV transmission lines, which resulted in loss of 201MW generation from Ihovbor power station, Vanguard reports.

The Management of System Operation/Market Operation (SO/MO) of the TCN, in a statement yesterday explained further that the generation and load imbalance that ensued, defined by sudden decline in system frequency, culminated in the Collapse.

According to TCN, “Total grid generation at collapse inception was 3,196.0MW. The low generation at the time was due to shortage of gas supply to generators. “The transmission grid is characteristically susceptible to system collapses when generation is below 3,500MW and the available spinning reserve capacity is low.

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